During the 2020/2021 financial year we distributed 29 million meals and reached nearly 500,000 people daily through a network of 1,000 beneficiary organisations, across South Africa. We achieved this, at a cost per meal of only R0,85, due to the tremendous support from our donors, partners and volunteers.
For the new financial year , we aim to distribute enough food to make 40 million meals, through a network of 1500 beneficiary organisations. We will increase our Mobile rural Depots in order to reach more rural communities. We can do this with your support, join the food recovery revolution and donate now.
2020/2021 MEASURABLE IMPACT
Tons of food distributed
Cost per meal
Beneficiary served through our daily network
For every R1 donated, R98.07 worth of SROI is generated
In partnership with various corporates, we provide nutritious breakfast cereals and milk to 50,000 children in crèches, as well as primary and secondary schools.
In order to ensure greater access to food for vulnerable rural communities, FoodForward SA developed the Mobile Rural Depot (MRD) model. We select vulnerable rural communities across South Africa, and we provide beneficiary organisations with monthly food provisions.
The supply chain is a huge barrier to entry for underprivileged youth. In an effort to reduce youth unemployment and equip them with skills and experience, we started a SETA-accredited 6 month Supply Chain Youth Internship, and aim to get them absorbed by one of our supply chain partners.
We source, collect, and store edible surplus food from the supply chain and redistribute this food to registered Beneficiary Organisations (BOs) across South Africa that use the groceries to prepare meals.
Second Harvest is our outreach programme to commercial farmers, allowing them to donate their post-harvest surplus produce to fight hunger. Second Harvest has drastically improved the nutritional value of the food we recover. Where huge volumes are donated, we partner with manufacturers to produce shelf-stable products like jams and sauces.
We developed our own digital technology platform called FoodShare that virtually connects beneficiary organisations to retail stores and food outlets for the regular collection and reporting of surplus food.
Our Beneficiary Organisations
Centres that Empower SA’s Youth
FoodForward SA strategically supports beneficiary organisations (BOs) that create meaningful employment opportunities for vulnerable or at-risk youth. Sixty-five of our 1,090 BOs (6%) are skills development organisations, through which we reach approximately 74,000 beneficiaries daily.
Surplus Food to Transform Lives
Every two weeks, locals from Greyton and Genadendal, in the Western Cape, bring their recyclable waste to Greyton Transition Town (GTT), in return for a voucher that they can swap for food, fruit and vegetables, shoes, clothes or stationery
supporting Joy Special Educare
For the past 30 years, Joy Special Educare, situated in Tafelsig in Mitchells Plain, has cared for disabled children with multiple disabilities. The Centre was started by a group of working parents who did not have a safe place for their children during the day.
FoodForward South Africa
Branch Code: 19 87 65
Account: 101 006 9136 (Cheque)
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ